Kate (kate_nepveu) wrote,
Kate
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non-Worldcon: "American Pie"

So I have long had this theory about the song "American Pie" by Don McLean, which is that for American teenagers of an appropriate age, it is something of a rite of passage to sit down and deliberately learn all the lyrics. Chad got around to buying the MP3 this weekend, and SteelyKid finds it soothing sung a capella, so this seems as good a time as any to test my theory:

At one time I knew all the lyrics to "American Pie," and at that time

I was a teenager living in America
36(52.2%)
I was a teeanger living elsewhere
4(5.8%)
I was already past my teenage years when the song came out, and I was living in America
1(1.4%)
I was already past my teenage years when the song came out, and I was not living in America
2(2.9%)
I was not already past my teenage years when the song came out, but I learned it at a different point in my life, and I was living in America
12(17.4%)
I was not already past my teenage years when the song came out, but I learned it at a different point in my life, and I was not living in America
4(5.8%)
Some other option that Kate didn't think of
10(14.5%)

I still know all the lyrics to "American Pie"

Yes, cold
13(18.1%)
Yes, if I'm singing along
48(66.7%)
No
11(15.3%)

Ticky?

Can you teach me how to dance real slow?
6(8.3%)
The courtroom was adjourned, no verdict was returned
9(12.5%)
Fire is the devil's only friend
9(12.5%)
The church bells all were broken
7(9.7%)
This'll be the day that I die
2(2.8%)
Ticky
3(4.2%)

ETA: yeah, I missed something crucial. See next rock.

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